Continuing our valued Weekly Highlight series on top events concerning Canadian Immigration for permanent residence, here are some latest updates:
Express Entry Issues 87,350 ITAs for Canada PR
2020 is about to end and Express Entry seems on the right track to issue over 100,000 invitations to apply (ITAs) for Canada PR. In its 166th draw held recently, 4,500 ITAs were issued to eligible foreign skilled workers having an overall Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score of 478.
Every registered candidate is evaluated using a CRS score which is based on core human capital factors like age, education, work experience & language proficiency in English or French. Based on a recent change, candidates with a french-speaking ability or bi-lingual proficiency will be awarded some additional CRS points over others,
October Month PNP Review
It is exuberate news that Canada held more than 10 draws last month and the month of November is no less. In total, over 3,000 invitations have been issued to foreign skilled workers, entrepreneurs to apply for a provincial nomination in the month of October. With a successful provincial nomination, the candidate can apply with Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) to get a permanent residence in a quick time.
|Alberta||Alberta announced a new expression of interest portal and a new immigration pathway for recent international student graduates. However, it is restricted to students graduating from any Alberta institutions|
|British Columbia||Held 6 nomination draws in the month of October. A total of over 900 nominations were made to eligible candidates.
These draws include invited candidates registered in the federal Express Entry pool as well as entrepreneurs candidates.
British Columbia started off the first week of November with a Tech Pilot draw.
|Manitoba||Manitoba held its 100th nomination draw since the launch of the program.
A total of 397 invitations were issued to candidates in the Skilled Workers in Manitoba, Skilled Workers Overseas, and International Education streams from the two PNP draws.
The province also issued another 205 invitations to apply for a provincial nomination in the first week of November.
|Nova Scotia||Nova Scotia targeted candidates in the federal Express Entry pool and having occupations as computer programmers or media developers.|
|Ontario||Ontario has actively invited entrepreneur candidates as well as Express Entry candidates through one of its Tech draws in the month of October.
Ontario has invited French-speaking and skilled trades candidates with profiles in the Express Entry system in the first week of November.
|Prince Edward Island||Nomination draw from Prince Edward Island resulted in 211 invitations to eligible candidates under the Express Entry, Labour & Business impact.|
|Saskatchewan||Saskatchewan crossed 1000 invitations in the month of October with two nomination draws. It was followed by another nomination draw towards the end of October with 534 invitations for Canada PR.|
Canada recently unveiled its Immigration Levels Plan 2021-2023 which targets the highest level of immigration in its history. Over 50% of the target is set to be achieved by economic-class programs including Express Entry, Canada PNPs, Entrepreneur category, etc.
Overal admissions under Canada’s PNP for 2021 is set at 80,800 and will gradually increase year-on-year, 81,500 in 2022 and 83,000 in 2023.
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Family Immigration Update
With the new Immigration Plan in focus, Canada will now aim to welcome some 80,000 immigrants per year under the spousal, partner, and children category. Meanwhile, it will continue to expedite up to 6,000 spousal sponsorship applications per month until the end of 2020. Contact our consultants for the latest updates on spousal programs as eligibility and application windows keep changing.
In another parallel development, foreigner travelers entering Canada from November 21 may now have to mandatorily make use of the ArriveCAN app to submit their travel information.
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